[24hoursupport] Re: Internet Explorer Selection Annoyance

  • From: "Douglas S. Oliver" <dsoliver@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: 24hoursupport <24hoursupport@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 29 May 2004 19:12:15 -0700

 
I'm a linux user and don't use IE, but was thinking that you might
select "view source" if you can and copy/paste using the ctrl C and ctrl
V options. I think you should be able to select the text with the mouse
to do the copy and paste. Just a thought--d

On Fri, 2004-05-28 at 11:55, chizotz@xxxxxxxxx wrote:
>  OK, here is something I'm really, really getting tired of.
> 
> When I try to select characters on a web page to copy and paste into another 
> document, in Internet Explorer the selection simply refuses to select only 
> the 
> characters I want to select. For example, I'm working with Regular 
> Expressions 
> and want to copy and paste portions of examples from the web into my code 
> editor to test them. So if I see the following snippet:
> 
> (19|20)\d\d[- /.](0[1-9]|1[012])[- /.](0[1-9]|[12][0-9]|3[01])
> 
> and want to select only the section (0[1-9]|1[012]), Internet Explorer 
> absolutely insists that I want to _really_ select .](0[1-9]|1[012])
> 
> It would be even happier if I selected .](0[1-9]|1[012])[- but I can make it 
> let me omit the last two characters. Or if I select from right to left, I can 
> omit the first two characters, but then IE insists I want the extra [- at the 
> end.
> 
> I know exactly what I want to select and that aint it. I don't see a way to 
> turn this very, very annoying "feature" off. Am I just missing it?
> 
> By the way, that code snippet is for date validation. Not that it's important 
> to the question :)
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> Ron
> 
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